The United Nations envoy to Libya said this week that representatives of the country’s warring factions attending peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland have agreed in principle to turn a fragile truce agreed last month in Germany's capital Berlin into a lasting ceasefire despite violations of an arms embargo by both sides.

Ghassan Salame said he had collected evidence of the continuing violations of the ceasefire and referred the issue to the UN Security Council.

Salame said the meetings of the so-called "5+5 military commission", which started on Monday, were crucial in ending the military conflict that has reduced Libya’s oil production to around 200,000 barrels per day from 1.2